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The TS-7400 is a compact Single Board Computer (SBC) based upon the Cirrus EP9302 ARM9 CPU which provides a standard set of on-board peripherals. The EP9302 features an advanced ARM920T 200MHz processor design with MMU. The TS-7400 includes a standard SD card socket and a 40-pin header that brings out many interfaces, including audio, GPIO, and ADC.
The TS-7400 is a small embedded Single Board Computer (SBC) that is designed to provide extreme performance for applications which demand high reliability, fast bootup/startup, and connectivity at low cost and low power, such as point-of-sales (PoS), vending machines, data acquisition units, data recorder modules, etc. Additional TS-7400 specifications include:
The TS-7400 enables more control and access to the EP9302's core peripherals. The 40-pin header provides 3 TTL-level serial ports, 20 bidirectional schmitt-triggered GPIO pins, digital audio codec via the AC97/I2S interfaces, 4 12-bit 0-3.3V analog input (ADC) pins, and a high-speed (up to 14.7MHz) dedicated SPI bus. Also, a simple 8-bit multiplexed general purpose parallel bus implemented in the on-board CPLD is available via GPIO pins 0-13. The 26-pin header brings out other interfaces such as JTAG, USB, special lines for the TS-9441, and 1.8V/3.3V/5V power supply.
All the serial ports on the TS-7400 are TTL-level only, meaning that there are no RS-232 or RS-485 driver chips (these must be added externally). The TS-7400 supports tx-enable output for RS-485 on one serial port though.
The TS-7400 boots to NAND flash using a proprietary bootloader optimized for speed. The hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to bootup to a Linux shell prompt in about 1.1 seconds. The on-board CPLD can be also used to provide custom functionality through an extra core, such as additional COM ports, quadrature channels, PWM, timers, frequency counters, etc. Contact Technologic Systems for custom design services.
Two user controlled red and green LEDs are available and stacked vertically on the board. The TS-7400 ARM engine is a standard size that fits into some very inexpensive off-the-shelf extruded aluminum cases, such as the Hammond Manufacturing Enclosures. To see details on the Hammond enclosures (part# 1455K1201), visit www.digikey.com or www.hammondmfg.com.
TS-9441 Production Blast/Test/Recovery Peripheral Board
In order to configure and setup the TS-7400 flash system during development, a TS-9441 peripheral board is required. The TS-9441 has 2KB EEPROM, and 2MB serial flash, so it can be used to bring-up/recover "dead" TS-7400 boards. Using a console on the TS-7400 is only possible through the TS-9441 RS-232 serial port, named Console Header. Also, the TS-9441 enables regulated 5V DC power in. Once the TS-7400 is configured and loaded, it can safely run stand-alone.
The TS-7400 single board computer boots to Linux from NAND flash using the proprietary TS-FLASHBOOT bootup firmware residing in ROM memory. It can also boot from an SD card, through the TS-SDBOOT firmware. The TS-7400 Ultra-Fast bootup solution was optimized for speed and includes kernel, initrd, and filesystem (Busybox) tweaks. The bootstrap setup is very similar to the 1.69 second Fast Bootup for TS-7300, but is almost 30% faster. In addition, the hardware accelerated NAND flash controller is a unique feature implemented in the on-board CPLD that provides hardware ECC, allowing the system to skip software ECC during startup and enabling boot to a Linux prompt in 1.1 seconds. Since the TS-7400 actually boots to an initrd with a read-only mounted filesystem, it is possible to have something other than a shell prompt running after bootup by editing the /linuxrc shell script on the initrd. Additional TS-7400 software features include:
The TS-7400 ARM SBC is compatible with a wide range of Operating Systems (OS's). The Linux choice is highly recommended and our products are totally integrated with the open-source vision. The Linux OS, TS-Kernel 2.4.26, is shipped by default with our ARM SBCs and includes complete driver support for our hardware within the kernel, enabling quick time to market for end-users' applications. Examples and source codes are also available for downloading.
The TS-ARM SBCs include the TS-Linux compact embedded OS installed by default in on-board flash memory (8MB, JFFS or YAFFS filesystems). The eCos/Redboot boot loader is used to open the OS of choice. In addition, the full featured Debian Linux distribution can be used with a network directory (NFS root) or larger flash drives (256MB), such as Compact Flash, SD cards or USB memory sticks. The Linux system includes a complete GNU C/C++ embedded development environment installed. In addition, Apache Web Server, FTP, SSH, Telnet and Samba internet services are available with C/PHP/Perl for embedded CGI development.
The Linux solution for ARM is compatible with the RTAI real-time extension, enabling systems with strict timing requirements to be handled with our SBCs. Furthermore, NetBSD has been ported to TS-ARM and Java solutions are also available.
|CPU Part Number||EP9302|
|CPU Speed||200 MHz|
|RAM||32 MB to 128 MB|
|Flash Storage||32 MB|
|full-size SD Socket||1x|
|Data Acquisition & Control|
|Battery-Backed Real Time Clock||1x|
|Fanless Temp Range||-40 °C to 85 °C|
|Max Power Consumption||2.00 W|
|Power Supply||5 VDC|
Technologic Systems provides complete documentation for our mature products, including manuals, schematics, mechanical drawings, etc. The most recent documentation files are always made available through our website. If you don't find the documentation you are looking for, contact support for more information. Also, please make sure to visit our Embedded Systems Support webpage, our official WIKI and join our official Developers Forum.
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